Molasses Cakes Recipe

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Large, cake-like cookies were often called "cakes."

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Servings: 96


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  1. Cream sugar and lard.
  2. Add molasses and milk with soda
  3. Add pearl ash, vinegar and flour.
  4. Drop on greased cookie tin (sheet) and brush well beaten egg on top.
  5. Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 36g
Recipe makes 96 servings
Calories 122  
Calories from Fat 36 30%
Total Fat 4.05g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.61g 6%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carbs 19.01g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 5.17g 3%
Protein 2.22g 4%
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  • Jann from PA
    December 30, 2012
    If you are wanting to try this recipe, I would recommend that you cut it down 1/2 or even 1/4. You can leave out the pearl ash, as it is just an old leavening that was replaced by baking soda. Thick milk is sour milk (put the vinegar in the milk to sour it). Crisco solid shortening can be used instead of lard.

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